By MARIE TABELA | Special to the Palisadian-Post
I think we can all agree that you don’t buy a bright blue car to fly under the radar. When I bought my practically neon blue Porsche Macan S last year with matching blue rims, however, I gravely underestimated just how much attention it would get.
I love my car because frankly, I like to go fast and I like the sound of the engine. While it’s true that I’d ultimately love to have a sports car, this car was the perfect compromise for my inner Mario Andretti/one-day-mom hybrid personality.
By matching the rims to the body, I did expect stares and even glares from Porsche aficionados, but what I did not expect was to be eyeballed by groups of men … dressed in red from head to toe.And in the heart of our Palisades Villlage too.
Have you ever had a moment where you suddenly realize everyone thinks you’re a member of a high profile gang? No? Let me tell you from experience: It’s not as fun as it sounds.
After three young men dressed in the aforementioned rosy hue jumped in front of my car to snap a photo, I knew my Baby Blue was in need of some new shoes. The next day, Blue was off to Exoticar LA for some powder-coated black rims—and a tint job on the windows, you know, to keep interior cooler, of course.
These days, Blue gets much less unwanted attention, but she is still much easier to spot when I inevitably lose her in a Target parking lot.
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